Artificial Intelligence for Business and Society

March 14-15, 2016 — Valencia


What's at PAPIs Connect?


Predictive technology

Connect is the sister event to PAPIs, the International Conference on Predictive APIs and Apps. It focuses on how data, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) are used by companies (big and small) to create predictive apps that solve real problems in business and everyday life.

Talks & networking

Leaders from around the world will fly to Valencia to share practical presentations of innovations and use cases, where they have used AI and ML to create value from data. Connect makes it easy to chat with speakers, other attendees and technology providers over drinks, food, and networking events coinciding with the Valencian Fallas!

AI Startup Battle

World premiere — Connect will feature a unique AI startup competition in which the winner is chosen by an AI (powered by Telefonica Open Future). Find out which are the most promising startups in AI, ML and predictive technology, or participate for your chance to pitch your own startup.

Who should come?

Connect is the first AI conference to target business and IT decision makers, strategists, managers, innovators and app developers in all industries — even the more traditional ones. It's your opportunity to learn from international leaders who are making real-world impact with AI. If you want to get inspiration from their stories, to learn how to implement solutions, or just to get a business understanding of AI and its importance for your organization, you have come to the right place!

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Natalino Busa
Enterprise Data Architect,

Nuria Oliver
Scientific Director,
Telefonica R&D

Alex Housley
Founder and CEO,

Ramon Lopez de Mantaras
Director AI Research Institute,
Spanish Research Council

Inês Almeida
Data Scientist,
Liquid Data Intelligence

Daniel Hulme
CEO at Satalia,
Dir. Business Analytics MSc at UCL

Vicent Soler i Marco
Valencian Minister of Inland Revenue and Economic Model

Alex Ingerman
Product Manager,
Amazon ML

Greg Lamp

Florian Douetteau
Founder and CEO,

Ulrich Kerzel
Senior Data Scientist,
Blue Yonder

David Arnu
Data Scientist,
RapidMiner Inc

Jose Hernandez Orallo
Senior Lecturer,
Universitat Politecnica de Valencia

JoEllen Lukavec Koester
AI Safety Ambassador,

Daniel Guhl
Data Scientist,
So1 GmbH

Jose A. Ortega Ruiz

Roberto Paredes Palacios
Associate Professor,
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

Ferran Galí Reniu
Software Engineer,

Vincent Van Steenbergen
R&D and Backend Engineer,

Louis Dorard
Author & independent consultant

The venue

Paraninfo on UPV Campus

"Rectorat" building, 1st floor
Access via Carrer Alicia Alonso

Getting here, hotels & travel tips



AI Startup Battle Participants




World premiere: AI Startup Battle

AI has a track-record of improving the way we make decisions. So why not use it to decide which startups to invest in, and take advantage of all the startup data that’s available? The AI Startup Battle powered by Telefonica Open Future is a unique experience you don't want to miss where you’ll see LIVE real-world & high-stakes AI. You’ll discover disruptive innovation from the best startups in AI and, for the first time in history, the winner will be chosen by an impartial algorithm that evaluates startups’ chances of success!

Want to compete?

The Battle is your chance to participate in a world premiere, pitch on stage, make connections at the conference and get unique exposure. If you're selected, you’ll get a free exhibitor package at PAPIs Connect (worth 3,500€, includes 2 tickets, exhibitor booth, logo recognition, etc.). If you win, here’s what you’ll also get:

  • Up to 40,000€ investment and acceleration services worth up to 60,000€, subject to WAYRA’s terms and conditions

  • Automatic selection at the AI Startup Battle world finals in Boston

  • Free exhibitor package at PAPIs ’16 in Boston (worth 5,500$)
I was impressed by the quality and diversity of speakers and attendees. It attests to the skills and experience of the organizers. I walked away with valuable knowledge and also made new friends. PAPIs surpassed my expectations and I look forward to the next one.
— Rizwan Mallal, VP of Operations at Forum Systems
PAPIs had great talks on “real world” Machine Learning implementations from all over the world. It was also an opportunity to meet interesting people, partners and clients to collaborate with in the future.
— Andrés Gonzalez, Big Data Manager at CleverTask